Every now and again a debut release comes along that just screams 'star in the making'. REIN is the polar opposite end of the electronic music spectrum to the likes of CHVRCHES, but it's plain to see that she is on the fast track to achieving success.
Joanna Reinikainen was born in 1990 in Sweden near to the capital city of Stockholm. She cites English NITZER EBB as a big influence and her own material as addictive, drum heavy EBM. Continue Reading ›
Much can be said about Chelmsford's KLOQ, who surfaced onto the electronic music scene in 2005 and three years later wowed with the brilliant 'Move Forward'.
2013 'Begin Again' drifted away from the previous album's path and made no impact on puzzled KLOQ fans. The Gun' EP released this summer however, promised a comeback to the fluidity of work KLOQ are capable of. TEC chatted to Morsley about the past, present and what the future may hold for them. Continue Reading ›
Chelmsford born KLOQ achieved great artistic success with their celebrated 2008 album 'Move Forward', but 2013’s 'Begin Again' somehow drifted away from the purity of electronic genre and the production was hailed as mediocre at best, leaving one to wonder what went wrong.
KLOQ are powerful however, and Morsley does not rest on his laurels in search of superiority. The new EP 'The Gun' proves that the Essex boys are as ingenious as they are quick on trigger. Continue Reading ›
KLOQ may not have the wealth of tunes to add to their back catalogue. Nevertheless both their albums, 'Move Forward' released in 2008, and 'Begin Again' from 2013 are true electronica gems that every self-respecting synth fan would appreciate.
'Move Forward' innovates the genre of electronica, having been endorsed by no other than Douglas McCarthy of NITZER EBB and spent several weeks on the top of Deutsche Alternative Charts upon its release. Continue Reading ›
Without doubt, Mute Records is one of the most important record labels in the history of electronic music. While the early electronic legacy of Virgin Records helped the genre gain its first foothold in the mainstream, the discerning ethos of Mute has maintained its presence in both pop and more experimental fields.
So what twenty albums or EPs best represent Mute’s electronic legacy? With a restriction of one release per artist moniker, here are The Electricity Club’s choices. Continue Reading ›